“Your horse can only ever learn to be as light as your first cue. So if the first thing you do is pull hard, kick hard…….whatever, that will be the lightest you will ever be able to ask and have them respond correctly. To teach your horse to be light, make sure your first cue for anything is something small, and something they can ignore if they want to.” ~ Warwick Schiller, Warwick Schiller’s Performance Horsemanship
“If your hands, feet, legs or head move too much, don’t try to keep them still by stiffening. Instead, loosen your hips and move WITH your horse.
The more your hips “go with” the movement, the quieter your extremities will be.” ~ EQ Magazine